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Minimalist Windows Server 2016 Means Nano Server

Windows Nano Server represents the future of where Microsoft wants to go with their server OS platform, especially for heavily virtualized environments. Discover what the minimalist server operating system has to offer, both in terms of benefits and shortcomings.

Consider Consolidating Your Servers with a New Dell or HPE 4U Workhorse

If you have server or workload consolidation projects on tap, opting for one of the latest server systems from Dell or HPE could lead to significant cost savings.

HPE's HC 380 Serves Up Secret Sauce for Hyper-Converged

HPE's OVIO tool in the new HPE Hyper Converged 380 takes the complexity out of cluster installation and makes it cookie-cutter simple.

New Supermicro SuperBlades Pack Some Serious Power

Supermicro's latest blade servers feature Intel Broadwell CPUs and when paired with NVMe and SSD disks are total screamers in terms of performance.

Cisco's UCS Mini Is Ready for any Workload

There's nothing "mini" about the Cisco UCS Mini -- it's a full-fledged blade server platform with the ability to scale up to meet the large majority of enterprise needs.

Synology DSM 6.0 Does Containers and More

Synology has once again raised the bar of excellence with its DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, especially if you plan on running Docker containers on your NAS box.

Cisco UCS C3260 Is a Storage Beast

When it comes to storage servers, Cisco's latest system outshines similar offerings from Dell and HP in terms of disk density, but how well does it stack up in other areas?

SuperMicro's SuperServer Is a Four-Node Hyper-Converged Platform

The company's latest server system continues a trend of packing plenty of punch in a small package.

Dell's PowerEdge R230 Delivers for SMB Customers

While the server 1U form factor almost always leads to limitations on disk, CPU and memory, Dell is looking to change that in a big way with the new PowerEdge R230.

A Tale of Two Containers

It's never been easier to get started with containers. You can roll your own using Docker sources or try a packaged offering from Microsoft or VMware.

Dell's FX2s with the PowerEdge FC630 Packs Four Nodes into 2U

In need of a versatile building block capable of handling just about anything you want to throw at it? Check out what's essentially a cluster in a box from Dell.

HP's DL180 Gets the Gen9 Treatment

The HP DL180 Gen9 server may be just what you need if you're looking for a budget-priced two-socket server.

Dell's PowerEdge R920 Is a Monster of a Server

Dell's high-end R920 server certainly sports the specs, but can it handle nearly any workload of any size without skipping a beat?

VMware vSphere 6.0 One-Ups the Competition

A variety of new features and enhancements make their debut in vSphere 6.0, most notably Virtual Volumes and vMotion capabilities. But are the additions enough to warrant an upgrade?

Open Server Summit Shines on Software-Defined Architectures

Scaling today's systems to meet the challenges that are arising from the mountains of data created by the Internet of Things will require leaning heavily on software and new technologies.

HP Gen9 Servers Pack More Punch

HP continues to innovate with each new generation of servers while maintaining the tradition of engineering quality hardware. Do the new Gen9 systems live up to that high standard?

Dell Ups Its Game with the New T630 Tower Server

In conjunction with the release of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Haswell processors, Dell has rolled out a portfolio of new servers that includes the PowerEdge T630.

Stacking Up Three Windows Server-Based Storage Solutions

Our latest server review compares several storage solutions running under either Windows Storage Server or Windows Server Essentials.

Super Micro SuperServer Delivers the Power

Consolidation is the name of the game in today's datacenter, and Super Micro has plenty of systems to help, including the SuperServer F627R3-R72B+.

Lenovo's RD340 Is a Workhorse of a Server

Our latest server review takes the Lenovo RD340 for a spin by setting up a VMware Virtual SAN proof-of-concept cluster.

SuperMicro Tall Tower Takes Care of Business

The company's SYS-5038A-IL packs a whole lot of features into a single tower case, and its low cost makes the server a great choice for tight budgets.

Two Tower Servers that Won't Tank Your Budget

What can you do with a low-end budget server? In the case of two systems from Dell and Lenovo, the answer is quite a lot.

Supermicro 1U Server Shows Its Stuff

The company's SuperServer rackmount server solution delivers an attractive blend of performance, reliability, power efficiency and affordability.

HP DL580 Gen8 Server Innovates with Power

With power and cooling the two most significant operating costs for servers, a more power-efficient solution can significantly impact the bottom line. In that respect, HP's new DL580 Gen8 certainly delivers.

Penguin Computing's Altus OCP31 Open Compute Project Offering

The Altus OCP31 showcases some of the key advantages a third-generation OCP-based server system can offer for those looking to save on operating costs as well as initial procurement costs.

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